Ancient Egyptian Mythology

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NEPHTHYS

Egyptian Funerary Goddess

Also known as NEB-HUT, NEBTHET

Picture of the Egyptian Funerary Goddess Nephthys from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Extremely sympathetic Egyptian Funerary Goddess

Nephthys is a consolatory deity who comforts and advises those left behind when someone passes on. She also gives support to the souls of the dead as they embark on their journey to the afterlife.

She’s the daughter of Geb and Nut, sister of Isis and Osiris, and — according to some sources — Anubis’s mum.

Nephthys was a great help to her sister during the Osiris business, but prefers to remain in the shadowy background as befits her status as a Goddess of Sympathy.

She often has trouble with her hair. At times it seems to resemble the mummy wrappings of the dead and she has to resort to wearing a basket on her head.

Nephthys Facts and Figures

Name: Nephthys
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: NEB-HUT, NEBTHET

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Funerals
Area of expertise: Funerals

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 153

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Article last updated on August 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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